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Full coverage of firefighter funeral procession

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 20, 2015 at 11:20 AM

The body of James “Jamie” Dickman, a former Perkins firefighter who died Sunday while fighting an apartment fire in Toledo, arrived at the Chapel at approximately 10:15 a.m. with an escort of firefighters. Dickman and fellow Toledo firefighter Stephen Machcinski both died in Sunday’s fire.


Firefighters from surrounding departments lined overpasses on Ohio 2 to salute the procession during the journey of over 200 vehicles.

Click HERE for full coverage of Fallen Firefighter Jamie Dickman

Funeral services at The Chapel begin at 1 p.m. Friday. When the service concludes at about 2 p.m., the main processional will leave The Chapel and go to Oakland Cemetery.

That route will be as follows:

• South on Galloway Road to Bogart Road.

• West on Bogart Road to Campbell Street.

• North on Campbell Street, with a pause at Perkins Fire Station No. 2, where Dickman was stationed as a Perkins firefighter.

• East on Perkins Avenue to Milan Road.

• South on Milan Road to Oakland Cemetery.

Milan Road may be closed from Strub Road to Perkins Avenue during the service, depending on the number of emergency vehicles involved in the procession. Northbound traffic will be diverted to Strub Road and southbound traffic will be diverted to Perkins Avenue.

Planners said people are encouraged to line the processional routes to pay their last respects to Dickman, although everyone is asked not to stand in the road. All vehicles should be parked off the streets. Some off-street parking will be available on Campbell Street, and there may be more available on Perkins Avenue and Milan Road.

For more information, call Perkins police at 419-627-0824.

Perkins Schools early dismissal

Perkins High School and Briar Middle School will have early dismissal times tomorrow to avoid disrupting the funeral procession, high school principal Mark Dahlmann said.


The high school will dismiss at 2:06 p.m., while the middle school will dismiss at 2 p.m.


Furry Elementary School and Meadowlawn Intermediate School will still dismiss at their normal times tomorrow. The bus that shuttles students to Perkins High School for pickup, however, will not run.


The district plans to notify all impacted families of the change using the one-call phone system.


Sandusky Central Catholic School students who ride a Perkins Schools bus home will also be dismissed early, according to the school's Facebook page. Parents must call 419-626-1892 to confirm their children will be taking the bus home, or find an alternative transportation method at the usual dismissal time of 2:45 p.m.

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